My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Mississippi
I resigned my previous job because I was given the option before being terminated for failing an DOT drug test. I am currently seeking work in an non-DOT position. My previous employer told me that if a reference was needed they would only mention that I was a good employee ( was there 11 years never had any discipline problems) and nothing would about the positive drug test would be mentioned. I have submitted several applications and haven't heard from any employers, and am beginning to worry that the positive drug test is showing up on background checks or my former employer is not keeping their word. My question is two fold, will the positive show up on a standard background check and if I haven't given permission to my former employer to release the positive test information can they disclose this information?
Every thing that I find on internet makes me think they can't disclose this information based on privacy laws and the fact that the jobs I am persuring are non DOT jobs.